Events Committee Members Bios

Events Committee Members Bios


Yann Coatanlem

Yann Coatanlem is the Executive Director of an independent think tank, Club Praxis (, which focuses on economic and social reforms in France. Most of the members of Praxis are French executives in various business, academic and government areas, who are well-positioned to bring fresh and “outside the box” ideas to policy debates in France.

In recent publications the Club Praxis has proposed concrete reforms of the French tax system, financial regulation, pension systems, French institutions, and new ideas on how to handle France attractiveness and diversity issues.

Yann is also a Managing Director at the Institutional Client Group, the investment bank of Citigroup, and head of the Multi-Asset Quantitative Analysis Group. He has been at Citigroup since he joined the Arbitrage Desk of Salomon Brothers in 1994.

Amongst various non-profit activities, Yann sits on the board of One-To-World, an institution which complements the Fulbright exchange program and brings future leaders from around the world together with Americans – one to one – sharing similarities and appreciating differences to build cultural understanding across the globe. He graduated in Mathematics from Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique et de Mathématiques Appliquées de Grenoble (ENSIMAG), and from Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris.

Tara Mulkeen

Tara Mulkeen
Senior Managing Director

Tara Mulkeen is a Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting and is based in New York. Ms. Mulkeen specializes in leading large‐scale accounting investigations and post-acquisition disputes.

Ms. Mulkeen’s forensic accounting experience includes directing financial consulting services engagements, Audit Committee investigations and whistle blower investigations for clients involved in various types of fraud and forensic accounting matters. She has successfully assisted corporations in responding to SEC inquiries, investigating accounting issues and completing financial statement restatements. Ms. Mulkeen has extensive experience advising audit committee members and legal counsel, conducting investigative interviews and preparing expert reports.

Ms. Mulkeen has advised on contract dispute matters involving financial accounting and reporting issues (potential violations of GAAP) and related auditing issues (potential violations of GAAS). Ms. Mulkeen’s litigation and dispute advisory services experience includes assisting domestic and international clients in commercial disputes involving corporate transactions, working capital adjustments, post‐closing balance sheet adjustments and earn out calculations. She has extensive experience with damages analyses, including drafting expert reports and participating in arbitration proceedings.

Prior to joining FTI Consulting, Ms. Mulkeen worked as a Senior Manager in Ernst & Young’s Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice performing financial accounting and forensic investigations and litigation support. Ms. Mulkeen began her career as an Auditor in Ernst & Young’s Assurance and Advisory Business Services practice conducting financial statement audits.

Ms. Mulkeen earned a M.S. and B.S. in accounting from Wake Forest University. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the states of New York and North Carolina. Ms. Mulkeen is also Certified in Financial Forensics and is a Certified Fraud Examiner.

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Greg Nowak
Philadelphia (Chair)

Gregory J. Nowak is a partner in the Philadelphia and New York offices of Troutman Pepper LLP, where he concentrates his practice in securities law, particularly in representing investment management companies and other clients on matters arising under the Investment Company Act of 1940 and the related Investment Advisers Act of 1940. He also represents broker-dealers and CTAs and CPOs with respect to matters under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and the Commodity Exchange Act.

In addition, Mr. Nowak represents many hedge funds and other alternative investment funds in fund formation, investment and compliance matters, including compliance audits and risk assessments, and preparation work. Mr. Nowak has represented a broad range of investment funds, from funds that use the traditional broad investment charters and invest globally in virtually any financial asset that can be readily traded, to specialty niche funds with narrowly defined investment strategies that invest in distressed debt and other illiquid securities. He also represents fund managers with products spanning both the private equity and hedge fund markets.

Mr. Nowak also handles mergers and acquisitions, tax matters for corporations and registered investment companies, and other corporate matters. He is a graduate of Cornell Law School (JD 1984), New York University Law School (LL.M. Taxation 1988) and La Salle College (BA Maxima Cum Laude in Economics 1981).  He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.


Richard Altieri

Richard P. Altieri is a partner of AEM Carnelutti. Richard’s practice focuses on corporate law, with particular emphasis on commercial transactions, including those of a transnational nature.

Richard has worked with clients based in the United States and abroad managing a broad spectrum of transactions ranging from mergers, acquisitions and divestitures to distribution and licensing agreements, joint ventures, leasing, manufacturing and sales representation arrangements, and the like. He has provided corporate and international legal advice to domestic and foreign-based clients operating in the United States, and U.S.-based clients transacting business abroad. Richard also has considerable experience in residential and commercial real estate.

Richard has worked closely with foreign-based clients in the establishment of U.S. operations, and his commercial and corporate practice focuses on a variety of businesses, ranging from large multinationals to U.S. and European start-ups.

After his Bachelors of Arts from New York University in 1983, Richard earned his Juris-Doctor degree from the George Washington University Law School in Washington D.C. in 1986. In 1987 he earned his Post-J.D. degree in International Law and Business Transactions in Salzburg, Austria from the joint McGeorge School of Law and University of Salzburg program (1987).

Richard is an Adjunct Professor of Business Law at Hunter College in New York City. He is a member of the New York City and New York State Bar Associations.

Richard has lived and worked in Rome, Italy and Brussels, Belgium. He is fluent in English and Italian, and has a business working proficiency in French and Spanish.